TCEQ warns Cassie water customers about nitrate level; contaminant could harm infants

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality notified Cassie Water System customers that the water exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for nitrate. (more…)

$100K donation to Highland Lakes Crisis Network rebuilding two flood-damaged homes

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Highland Lakes Crisis Network had identified two houses — one in Burnet County and the other in Llano County — that, due to damage from the October 2018 flood and current flood plain, would have to be torn down and rebuilt. (more…)

City takes over July 4 fireworks show on Lake Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO While Marble Falls businesswoman Judy Miller won’t admit she probably helped save the annual Marble Falls Fourth of July Fireworks in 2009, she definitely played a big role in resurrecting the celebration. (more…)

LCRA: Lake Marble Falls should be refilled by March 21

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority will begin refilling Lake Marble Falls on March 18, about 11 weeks after lowering of the lake began. (more…)

Obstructions slow 2900 bridge progress; opening moves to May

FROM STAFF REPORTS Obstructions from the collapsed RM 2900 bridge have delayed construction on the new one and pushed the opening to May, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. (more…)

Educating Burnet County residents on environmental laws big task for new deputy

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Chris Cowan followed his GPS to a location where he needed to investigate an environmental crime. The device took him to the wrong spot, but that didn’t matter. (more…)

Back in action, Marble Falls color guard finding its rhythm

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls High School senior Ashton Reyes was a freshman, she jumped at the chance to join the color guard and quickly fell in love with it. (more…)

Small Business Administration issues disaster declaration; low-interest loans available

FROM STAFF REPORTS Homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered losses and damages due to the October 2018 flood now could be eligible for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. (more…)

Marble Falls High School color guard members Jenyfer Botello (front, left), Lauren France (right), and Kiara Woods (back) rehearse part of the team’s competitive routine, ‘Starry, Starry Moonlight.’ Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Back in action, Marble Falls color guard finding its rhythm

14 March 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls High School senior Ashton Reyes was a freshman, she jumped at the chance to join the color guard and quickly fell in love with it. (more…)

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Volunteer Robert Cook helped clean out a home on Lakeshore Drive in Marble Falls in October after historic flooding. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Small Business Administration issues disaster declaration; low-interest loans available

13 March 2019

FROM STAFF REPORTS Homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered losses and damages due to the October 2018 flood now could be eligible for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. (more…)

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Chamber’s new special events coordinator knows the business

13 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Angie Charnes can’t believe the kindness of people in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School tennis player Mason Williams (seated) signs his national letter of intent to play for Arkansas’s University of the Ozarks, a NCAA Division III program, during a ceremony March 11. Courtesy photo

MFHS’s Mason Williams to play tennis at University of Ozarks

13 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School senior tennis player Mason Williams signed a national letter of intent March 11 to play the sport for the University of the Ozarks. (more…)

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Among the Marble Falls High School football starting positions open in 2019 is quarterback with Luke Nail in the mix. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls superintendent hopes to have new football coach by April board meeting

12 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen hopes to present a new head football coach to the Board of Trustees by April. But that depends on how quickly he can find the right fit. (more…)

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Army major from Llano receives posthumous Distinguished Service Cross

12 March 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Why would someone give his life for others? It’s a question many ask. As U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II stood before those gathered March 1 at Fort Carson, Colorado, to honor an Army major from Llano, he answered that question with one word. (more…)

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Seth Zargallows stands in the balcony of The Hideaway at the Uptown, 218 Main St. in Marble Falls. This is Zargallows’s second time to operate the historic downtown venue. The first show is scheduled for March 30. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New rendition of Uptown theater is ‘y’all’s place,’ says owner

11 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Live music returns March 30 to Marble Falls’s historic Uptown theater on Main Street. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell (standing, middle) announced his resignation March 11 via social media. He is pictured here with players Sam May (standing, left) and Josh Whitecotton and Elijah Todd (kneeling, left), Glenn Thomas, and Dillon Mayberry. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls head football coach Mike Birdwell resigns

11 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School head football coach and boys athletic coordinator Mike Birdwell has resigned, announcing his decision March 11 via Twitter. (more…)

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